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Subaru Ratings

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Performance

    Cons: Cup holder placement

    Advice: A five minute test drive doesn't do it justice

    Amazing acceleration, especially in rain or on dirt. I will often go out of my way to find a dirt road on the way home from work. This car in one word - FUN!! BTW- The picture at the top of this page is of 2001 model, look at profesional reviews to see the redesigned 2002 model.

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    2002 Subaru Legacy - GT Limited (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Heated Leather Seats

    Cons: No power Seats on the passenger side, No auto open on the sun roof.

    Advice: Drive it on a rainy day to get an idea of how well it handles in crummy conditions. AWD all the time rocks

    I owned an older Legacy before I bought the 2002 Legacy GT limited. The interior of the car is extremely comfortable and I highly recommend the 5 speed for more fun. It actually has pretty good pick up and for the price, compared to a beemer, you get a lot of car with excellent performance and very god reliability. Change the oil, get your check ups and you will have a car for a long time. I am a Subaru fan for life.

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Turbo enging coupled to AWD - super stealth supercar

    Cons: Radio antenna placement, needs more power features

    Advice: Dont drive one unless you are willing to purchase it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After driving a 97 Maxima, I had a taste for luxury and speed. My next vehicle was a Jetta GLX. It was a sad disappointment from a performance and a comfort standpoint. The Jetta is simply too small for a 6'3' person and the performance was sub par. After some horribile quality problems, I test drove a WRX wagon and was thouroughly hooked. I can say this WRX is the fastest car I have ever owned and every day I drive reinforces the belief that this is the best car I have ever owned. It is lacking in luxury features, but the power the car delivers is truly intoxicating and makes up for any other shortcomings ( I have not found any yet). The car has more than enough headroom due to WRC heritage and the need to wear race helmets. It also has ample room for the outdoor recreations that I enjoy (mountain biking, snowboarding, etc.). Only dislikes are: 1. Needs more power features (passenger side one touch up/down window controls) and sunroof. 2. Antenna placement on A pillar

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    2002 Subaru Outback - H6-3.0 L.L. Bean Edition (A4) Wagon

    Pros: Great Stereo Sound

    Cons: Premium fuel required by 6 cyl. engine.

    Advice: The L.L. Bean Edition with its extra options is worth the price.

    Very smooth ride. Great sound system with optional CD-Changer Stereo. Seating very comfortable. Engine has excellent response. Brakes are outstanding. Very predictable handling.

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Turbo Engine

    Cons: Stock stereo

    Advice: Buy one

    Amazing acceleration and traction. Turns without leaning and the steering is extremely light and precise. The care goes exactly where you point it and tracks straight and true at any speed.

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: TURBO!

    Cons: none so far.

    Advice: Best buy for the price

    Very powerful and fun to drive.

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    2002 Subaru Forester - L (M5)

    Pros: Head room

    Cons: Get's dings easy.They need to improve this big time.

    Advice: If you don't like dings

    Good performance,not great.But that's what I want.I don't want my wife driving our kids in a car with 220hp.The faster the car the more trouble you can get in.This car is good for passing and getting on the parkway.